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Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards and the Vail Valley Art Guild will join forces once again to present “Art & Jazz,” a free community art opening reception to celebrate the 4th annual Vail Valley Fine Art Show. Offering a unique look at work by local artists and photographers, the reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the CMC campus in Edwards.

Photo of a wall of art at art show

A wide variety of locally created artwork – from photography to painting – will be featured at “Art & Jazz,” a reception to celebrate the 4th annual Vail Valley Art Show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards.

In addition to featuring over 225 works of art in an array of media including photography, ceramics, sculpture and paintings, refreshments will be served. Attendees will be treated to live jazz by The Jeremiah Johnson Jazz Quartet. Besides playing tenor sax, Johnson is assistant dean of instruction at CMC Vail Valley at Edwards.

This year, about a third of the 54 entrants are first-time participants in the show. All art has been created by Vail Valley Art Guild members or faculty and students from Colorado Mountain College.

“Art & Jazz” attendees may vote for their favorite entries, and a panel of judges will award prizes to the best work in each category.

The Vail Valley Fine Art Show is currently on exhibit and is available for viewing and sales through Oct. 27 at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards, 150 Miller Ranch Road. Call 569-2900 or visit coloradomtn.edu/campuses/vail-valley-edwards for more information.